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Old 04-28-2021, 10:55 AM
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I did it. I ordered my first PCP, along with a compressor and some misc items. I'm tired of the loud spring piston rifle I have, and decided to get the new FX Impact M3 in .30 cal standard.

I also ordered the 50.5 Neilson slugs and the FX pellets, Nomad II compressor, and some cleaning supplies. I'm going to get a hand pump next just in case. Anyone else get the M3?

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Nice - go big or don't go at all!
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That was bigger than big, like damn near 4K big!
Way to go, I’m waiting for the Maverick.25 to be come available.

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I did it. I ordered my first PCP, along with a compressor and some misc items. I'm tired of the loud spring piston rifle I have, and decided to get the new FX Impact M3 in .30 cal standard.

I also ordered the 50.5 Neilson slugs and the FX pellets, Nomad II compressor, and some cleaning supplies. I'm going to get a hand pump next just in case. Anyone else get the M3?

Jerry
i almost pulled the trigger on an M3 compact, but i didn't.
so many choices. i sort of want as quiet as possible, so also thinking about a marauder,
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Man, you done GOOD!!
By all reports, the M3 is a whale of an air rifle. Improvements over the MK I and II, dual regs, built-in 20 scope rail, more adjustability in the hammer spring wheel, PLUS in 30 cal! There is also a barrel tuner either available or an option?
Whadda awesome rifle. I have 2 Crowns, (1 is the Continuum) that I shoot constantly, thinking about selling one and getting the M3.
Ya done good, real good.
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Where / how will you use the PCP?

A friend normally bowhunts for Turkey and now has shoulder issues.

He wants to use a .22 pellet springer for Turkey.

I think the bigger / more accurate would be the way to go


Anywho - how / where will you use the PCP
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Where / how will you use the PCP?
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The PCP rifles require a tank of some sort on board of the rifle, an air supply, basically. I ended up purchasing a portable compressor to use to refill the tank, the Nomad II because of the size of the tank on the Impact M3, but plan to source a hand pump just in case.

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I have access to private property in several locations and the purpose is for pest control. I also plan to take it to the local range to sight in and figure out the DOPE.

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Something else to do. I like to tinker and mess around with stuff when time allows, and guns/reloading was getting a bit boring. I had always thought of air guns are a bit boring, but when something like this comes around, and is much better and quieter than a .22LR, why not, right?
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Cool

A friend picked up an PCP in 45.... supressor too
full set up with the SCBA...

The gun is fun to shoot... super quiet considering you are pushing a 250-500 grain bullet out with as much power as a 45 ACP...

problem is, he can't shoot it where he lives.... i'm thinking he wants to try hog hunting with it....
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HOW:
The PCP rifles require a tank of some sort on board of the rifle, an air supply, basically. I ended up purchasing a portable compressor to use to refill the tank, the Nomad II because of the size of the tank on the Impact M3, but plan to source a hand pump just in case.

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I have access to private property in several locations and the purpose is for pest control. I also plan to take it to the local range to sight in and figure out the DOPE.

WHY:
Something else to do. I like to tinker and mess around with stuff when time allows, and guns/reloading was getting a bit boring. I had always thought of air guns are a bit boring, but when something like this comes around, and is much better and quieter than a .22LR, why not, right?
There is a huge push in the direction of more power and increases in air utilization by the way of advanced plenums and reservoirs. Full auto PCPs are already on the market and they will only become more common and less expensive.

The day is on the horizon when near parity with many typical firearms will be realized. The makers are working really hard to perfect the sir systems and are now rushing toward more compact air supplies with a goal to get pistols into a higher power range.

Look at the pellets on the market. Some have wicked designs that make the most out of every additional FPS they can get. Within 5 years you'll see amazing advances in PCP guns as the tipping point has been reached and there is a huge untapped market as more people discover than for a lot of fun and typical hunting other than LD stuff, the air rifles are cheaper to shoot, have none of the purchasing legalities like waiting periods etc.

An unfortunate side to all this is that as soon as some bozo uses one in a high profile shooting the laws will change real fast to include guns over a certain power level in firearms laws ala EU and England. You can count on that 100%. Just leave it to the Youtube crowd to help screw things up, they are already going full bore with talk about how lethal the newer slate of airguns are. People never learn.
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"An unfortunate side to all this is that as soon as some bozo uses one in a high profile shooting the laws will change real fast to include guns over a certain power level in firearms laws ala EU and England. You can count on that 100%. Just leave it to the Youtube crowd to help screw things up, they are already going full bore with talk about how lethal the newer slate of airguns are. People never learn."
EXACTLY my point when I slam an automatic air gun in a thread here. It'll happen, morons!
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Pretty sure you won't need the hand pump, I tried it on my Impact .25 and gave up. The pump was fine for the Marauder with it's smaller tank but was borderline futile with the larger tank on the Impact. You will also want to take detailed notes of the factory settings on the gun and any changes you make in tuning it, easier to tune is also easier to get out of tune. Not that out of tune is awful but it will be less accurate, use more air and be louder. If you like to tinker that's probably the gun for you, different calibers, barrel liners and pellets should keep you entertained potentially forever. Or you could just leave it as is and shoot whatever it's set up for from the factory, probably one of the two weights of .30 JSB pellets and be happy that way too. Nice choice by the way.
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Diablo rod and gun club at the United Sportsman’s range in concord has an active airgun group. They hold an airgun only range at USIs multi purpose range on Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9 to noon. Drop by and check it out. Good group of guys. Feel free to PM me if you’ve got questions.
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